Vijayamma to undertake indefinite fast from 19

Press Release

Hyderabad, August 15,
2013: YSR Congress Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma would go on an
indefinite fast from August 19 at Vijayawada with the slogan “if you cannot do
justice to all regions, at least maintain status quo.”

“The indefinite fast is
aimed at highlighting the failure of the Centre to do justice to all regions in
the process of division of the state and conducting in an authoritarian manner
by taking unilateral decisions which are affecting multitude of people of one
region. Vijyamama will undertake the indefinite fast demanding the Centre to
maintain status quo if it cannot do justice to all regions,” party senior
leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters here on Wednesday.

If division is
inevitable, the Centre should play the role of a responsible father showing
prudence and justice to all his children who are parting ways. The decision
should be acceptable to all and no one should be put to any disadvantage. But
that is not the case in the State.

Congress has been
playing foul for the sake of a few seats and the decisions it has taken are
being projected as the Central Government policies. The Party is trying to take
consent from elected representatives at gun point or coercion instead of
looking at amicable solutions.

The Centre has
appointed Justice Sri Krishna Committee which submitted its report. It was not
discussed before arriving at a conclusion on the division. It has now appointed
a high-power committee which is only a Congress Committee headed by AK Antony.
“The sanctity of the committee is not known. Why should anyone seek the
permission of PCC President to speak to the Committee?

People of the state
have every right to express their views and need not take permission for it,
that too from a state Congress President. There are apprehensions on various
issues among the people and many questions remain unanswered in case of
division of the State.

The river water
sharing, capital and other issues of great importance were neither discussed
nor any assurance was given but the Centre has announced the decision to split
the state. The logistics on natural resources and other issues were never
discussed at any forum.

State in-charge of
Congress affairs, Digvijay Singh’s talk does not reflect the feelings of the
people but he has been the voice of the arrogant Congress which is trying to
convert Party policies into Government policies which are unilateral and
dictatorial,” he said.

Citing an example, he
said, sharing of Krishna river water would be a problem between Mahbubnagar
(Bhima project) and the delta region in case of division. Most of the
infrastructure, including dams, was created in the joint state and when there
is a separation, distribution of amenities and assets should be done

The Centre has failed
in doing justice to all regions. In this backdrop, YS VIjayamma would undertake
indefinite past demanding the Centre to maintain status quo if it cannot do
justice to all regions, he said.

Later, he told media
that Digvijay Singh has been behaving like an extra constitutional authority.
He was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh when that state was divided and a
resolution was passed in the state assembly.

“He can ask the State
chief minister to move a resolution on the bifurcation in the assembly and send
it to the Centre if it is adopted by the House. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawathi had done the same thing,” he said. 

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